09 October 2020

Media release

Stockland – Australia’s largest residential community developer – has today announced the launch of its highly anticipated first release of townhomes within the new urban, sustainable community “Haven”, located in Altona North. As of Saturday 10 October 2020, potential homeowners will be able to buy in the sought-after development.

Haven is a $220 million community situated only 11 kilometers from the Melbourne CBD with easy access to the Westgate Freeway and future Westgate tunnel. Featuring 286 two, three and four bedroom townhomes, the development will raise the bar for sustainable, medium density housing in the inner west.

Stockland National Built Form General Manager, Ben Cantwell, said: “Haven offers customers a chance to join a thriving community in a prime location. Residents will enjoy a low maintenance lifestyle within the desirable inner west of Melbourne.

“Additionally, with the extension of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme and the Federal Home Builder Grant, providing a boost for first home buyers, we anticipate strong demand for these townhomes.”

Along with the award-winning SJB architects, Stockland designed each townhome to perfectly complement the modern lifestyle. The majority will look out over a future central park and are designed with elegant, timeless materials, which blend with the walkable landscaped streets. All feature expansive, open-plan interiors and plenty of outdoor areas for entertaining including private backyards and shared open spaces.

The community combines smart, sustainable features as standard with open, flowing living spaces. The townhomes, which have an average 6.5 star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) rating, have features including 1.5kW of solar panels, double glazing, a rainwater tank or solar hot water unit.

Additionally, the designs incorporate clever use of natural light and economical water usage to reduce the overall household carbon footprint and energy bills. Haven’s parks and trees will be nurtured with passive irrigation that captures storm water without wasting precious drinking water. This improves tree growth and increases amenity in your street.

Haven showcases Stockland’s best practice, customer-centric approach to designing masterplanned communities. Stockland has engaged its prospective buyers right from the start of the development – from the initial planning stages, to the building of the play area and to the name Haven itself. Potential future residents have also been involved in building the community vision through a collaborative community engagement approach that involves workshops and focus groups with the Stockland design and research team.

Pricing starts from $603,000*. In line with the current environment, the Haven launch will be completely virtual. Prospective buyers will be assisted through the website and assisted by the Haven team Carol Rubidoux and Tiarna Clarke, who will take deposits via video call appointments.

To find out more, visit https://www.stockland.com.au/residential/vic/haven

* <price correct as of October 2020>